10 PPS Students Quarantined after 2 Test Positive
By West Kentucky Star Staff
PADUCAH - Several Paducah Public Schools students are in quarantine, after students at two schools tested positive for COVID-19.

Paducah Public Schools Communications Director Wayne Walden says one Paducah Middle School student who tested positive resulted in the quarantine of seven other students due to exposure at the school. Three Paducah Tilghman High School students are also in quarantine, after a student there tested positive.   

Walden said Paducah Public Schools is following guidance from the Purchase District Health Department, which handled all case investigation and contact tracing with cooperation from the school district. He said individuals who met the criteria of a close contact have already been contacted by PDHD to receive instructions.   

Walden said the school system will continue to work closely with the health department and take the recommended steps to ensure the safety of all students, faculty, and staff.

Anyone with questions can contact PDHD at 270-444-9631 or go to for more information. Parents or guardians with specific questions can contact Healthy at School Officer Amie Tooley at or 270-444-5611 ext. 1020.

Published 04:10 PM, Friday Oct. 16, 2020
Updated 08:24 AM, Saturday Oct. 17, 2020



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